Indian Railway Budget 2011-2012
(Feb 25, 2011)
Union Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee presented Indian Railway Budget 2011-2012 on Feb 25 2011,
RAILWAY BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS
The Railways have fixed their Total Gross Earnings for 2010-11 at Rs. 94,742 crore, which is Rs. 177 crore higher than the budget
Total Working Expenses Estimated at Rs. 87,200 Crore. Railways will save Rs. 3,700 crore by economy drive and other austerity measures.
Highest ever Plan outlay of Rs. 57, 630 crore proposed for Railways.
700 MW gas-based power plant to be set up at Thakurli in Maharashtra.
18,000 Wagons to be procured during 2011-12.
A scheme for socially desirable projects, ‘Pradhan Mantri Rail Vikas Yojana’ with Non-lapsable fund proposed.
10,000 shelter units proposed for track side dwellers in Mumbai, Sealdah, Siliguri, Tiruchirapalli on pilot basis.
Concession to physically handicapped persons to be extended on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
Concession of 50% to press correspondents with family increased to twice a year.
Senior Citizens concession to be hiked from 30 % to 40 %.
Medical facilities extended to dependent parents of the Railway employees.
Scholarship for Girl child of Group-D railway employees increased to Rs.1200 per month.
20 additional hostels for children of railway employees to be set up.
Recruitment for 1.75 lakh vacancies of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ including to fill up backlog of SC/ST initiated, 16,000 ex-servicemen to be inducted by March 2011.
A separate sports cadre to be created.
2011-12 declared ‘Year of Green Energy’ for Railways.
Freight loading of 993 MT and passenger growth of 6.4 % estimated for 2011-12.
Gross Traffic Receipts at Rs.1,06,239 crore, exceeding one lakh crore mark for the first time estimated.
Ordinary Working Expenses assessed at Rs. 73,650 crore
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